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NW’s Sterk, Dordt’s Veerbeek win weekly GPAC and NAIA basketball honors

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Northwestern's Craig Sterk is the NAIA and GPAC men's basketball player of the week.
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Dordt's Ashtyn Veerbeek is the GPAC women's player of the week.

Craig Sterk of Northwestern is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports and NAIA national men’s basketball player-of-the-week.

Sterk, a junior from McBain, Michigan, netted a career-high 34 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, his fifth double-double of the season and ninth for his career, in a win over the No. 8 Mustangs. He also scored his 1,000th career point, reaching the milestone with his second basket of the game.

Sterk made 8-of-11 field goal attempts in assuring his team the win and the No.2 seed in the GPAC tournament.

Dordt forward Ashtyn Veerbeek is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports women’s basketball player-of-the-week.

Veerbeek, a junior from Sioux Center, Iowa,r her 13th double-double of the season in a 33 point win over Briar Cliff. In addition, she added five assists and five blocked shots to her 13 point, 13 rebound effort.

Brad Pautsch

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